A schoolgirl is fighting for her life after being hit by a car this morning.
The nine-year-old teenager was walking across a crosswalk with an adult near a park in West Yorkshire when a black Vauxhall Corsa crashed into her.
The horror happened around 11 a.m. when rescue workers in Halifax rushed to the scene of the accident.
The nine-year-old was taken to hospital where she was in critical condition as of this afternoon.
The driver of the car, a 53-year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injuries by driving dangerously.
Police are now investigating the accident and are appealing for witnesses to come forward.
The youth had crossed King Cross Street near People’s Park.
West Yorkshire Police said: “Anyone who observed the collision or the movements of the car in the period leading up to the collision, particularly anyone with relevant dashcam footage, is asked to contact Road Police on 101 citing the 715 transcript of July 8 or a reference.” 132302379650 or online at www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat.”